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Williamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2016 SlateWilliamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced additional programming and casting for the 2016 summer season. Additions to this season's slate of events include the legendary Late-Night Cabaret, the always popular Fridays@3 Reading Series, and this year's Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Fellowship Projects. (more...)

Tickets to Theatre Aspen's Summer Season Now on SaleTickets to Theatre Aspen's Summer Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Theatre Aspen today announced that single tickets for its summer season are now on sale. Full season passes with exclusive access to booking seats, no fees and other benefits, are among an array of available options, including specially priced preview passes and the popular Local's Pass for valley residents, offered through June 1. Tickets and passes are available through the organization's website at theatreaspen.org, where complete schedules and pricing are found. (more...)

Main Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUBMain Street Theatre Works Kicks Off Summer Season with THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) kicks off its 2016 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin. The Explorers Club is a comedic look at Victorian adventurers who ponder the mysteries of science and nature, while genteelly getting blotto. What better opportunity for you to pack a picnic dinner, your favorite beverage and take in all the crazy adventures of these infamous explorers. The Explorers Club runs every Friday and Saturday, June 24th - July 23rd. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics; show starts at 8:00. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their dinners, chairs and jackets. The Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre is located at 1127 North Main Street in Jackson. (more...)

Playwright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO PanelPlaywright, Neuroscientist, RADIOLAB Host Set for MTC's INCOGNITO Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announces the upcoming Sloan Panel Discussion on INCOGNITO, which will be held following the Tuesday, May 17 performance of the play at MTC at New York City Center-Stage I (131 West 55th Street), and is open to anyone attending the evening's performance. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 5/21-6/5Soluna Studio to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 5/21-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running May 21st 25-June 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB Discovers Laughs a PlentyBWW Review: THE EXPLORERS CLUB Discovers Laughs a Plenty
by Rosanne DellAversano - May 10, 2016

THE EXPLORERS CLUB: The place to discover eternal lettuce, the East pole and belly laughs. (more...)

No Strings Theatre Company Announces May EventsNo Strings Theatre Company Announces May Events
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company, located at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, presents a madcap comedy by New York playwright Nell Benjamin, The Explorers Club, as part of its 2015-6 season. The play opens on Friday, May 6 and runs through Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Tina Fey Will Take Break from 'Kimmy Schmidt' to Work on MEAN GIRLS Musical!Tina Fey Will Take Break from 'Kimmy Schmidt' to Work on MEAN GIRLS Musical!
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

At last night's Tribeca Film Festival, Tina Fey finally addressed the question on everyone's mind - will there be a musical stage adaptation of the hit 2004 film MEAN GIRLS? (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the GeffenArnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Curve Theatre Leicester, April 14 2016BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Curve Theatre Leicester, April 14 2016
by Jenny Ell - Apr 15, 2016

Legally Blonde the Musical has had an array of productions all over the world since its 2007 Broadway opening. Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, the story of love, faith and pushing past stereotypes has being capturing the hearts of theatregoers ever since. Famous for its outstanding quality of work, the Curve in Leicester is currently presenting a brand new version of the show, directed by Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. (more...)

The Blank Theatre Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign for Living Room SeriesThe Blank Theatre Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign for Living Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Blank Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, has announced a first ever generosity.com crowdsourcing campaign to raise funds for its Living Room Series play development program. With a goal of raising $10,000, the campaign begins on Monday, April 11. (more...)

Derby Dinner Playhouse to Present LEGALLY BLONDEDerby Dinner Playhouse to Present LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present the musical LEGALLY BLONDE, opening April 6 and running through May 15, 2016.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com  (more...)

Liz Callaway, Max von Essen, Patti LuPone and More Join WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at Symphony SpaceLiz Callaway, Max von Essen, Patti LuPone and More Join WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. A particular highlight is this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Saturday, April 16). (more...)

The Court Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Works and MoreThe Court Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Works and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The selection of outstanding plays we have chosen for The Meridian Energy 2016/17 Season give The Court Theatre the opportunity to create some genuinely great theatre and to present our audiences with memories that will be kept alive for a lifetime. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTCCast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world-premiere of DEFERRED ACTION. A co-production with Cara Mia Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mia's Artistic Director David Lozano, DEFERRED ACTION features company members from both DTC and Cara Mia. DEFERRED ACTION will begin previews with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, April 20 and will run through Saturday, May 14. Press Opening will be Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Stephen Schwartz, Patti LuPone & More Will Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95Kelli O'Hara, Stephen Schwartz, Patti LuPone & More Will Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. Curated and Produced by Joel Fram andAnnette Jolles, and named for the intersection where Symphony Space stands, Project B-way/95 salutes Broadway with an exciting array of concerts, tributes, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and more. Anchored by three starry concerts in the Sharp Theatre - an evening with the incomparable Patti LuPone (Tuesday, April 19), the cheerfully nepotistic "All in the Family" with Kelli O'Hara (Monday, April 11), and this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz (Saturday, April 16) - Project B-way/95 offers something for every lover of American musical theater. Tickets for all events are available at symphonyspace.org. (more...)

DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Dallas Theater Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will co-host a community conversation titled, "JFK - LBJ: Transition of Power" on March 21 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Join the conversation led by the Museum's curator, Stephen Fagin, and featured panel members. This panel discussion will offer unique comparisons of President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and showcase firsthand accounts from November 22, 1963-shared by three individuals representing the worlds of politics, presidential security, and photojournalism. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara & More of Broadway's Best to Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95 SeriesPatti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara & More of Broadway's Best to Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95 Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. Curated and Produced by Joel Fram and Annette Jolles, and named for the intersection where Symphony Space stands, Project B-way/95 salutes Broadway with an exciting array of concerts, tributes, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and more. Anchored by three starry concerts in the Sharp Theatre - an evening with the incomparable Patti LuPone (Tuesday, April 19), the cheerfully nepotistic "All in the Family" with Kelli O'Hara (Monday, April 11), and this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz (Saturday, April 16) - Project B-way/95 offers something for every lover of American musical theater. Tickets for all events are available at symphonyspace.org. (more...)

The Blank Theatre Seeks Scripts for 2016-17 Living Room SeriesThe Blank Theatre Seeks Scripts for 2016-17 Living Room Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Blank Theatre in Hollywood is now accepting scripts for its 2016-2017 Living Room Series. Submissions will be accepted between March 1 and May 31, 2016. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDEFull Cast Announced for Curve's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve, today announces the full company for his new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy, Legally Blonde, including Tupele Dorgu who joins the cast as Paulette.  (more...)

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